RIO DE JANEIRO. Botafogo and Ceará draw 1-1. V. Cuesta scored the first goal (9′) for Botafogo. S. Mendoza settled the score 1-1 (49′). Ceará couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (60%)
The match was played at the Estádio Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday and it started at 4:30 pm local time. The referee was Raphael Claus with the assistance of Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis and Alex Ang Ribeiro. The 4th official was Rafael Martins de Sá. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.2 degrees Celsius or 70.2 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
Ceará was in firm control of the ball 60% while Botafogo was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Ceará was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Ceará to win the encounter.
Botafogo shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Ceará shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target.
Botafogo received 3 yellow cards (Lucas Fernandes, Jeffinho and R. Saravia). On the opposite side, Ceará received 4 yellow cards (Luiz Otavio, Ze Roberto, Messias and Michel Macedo).
After this encounter, Botafogo will have 24 points like América Mineiro and Ceará to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Ceará will have 24 points like Botafogo and América Mineiro to stay in the 14th place.
Ceará will host Fortaleza on the 14th of August with a 9-5 head to head in favor of Ceará (3 draws).
Botafogo: Formation and Lineups
Botafogo adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro chose to play with the following team: Gatito Fernández , Renzo Saravia , Philipe Sampaio , Víctor Cuesta , Daniel Borges , Eduardo , Tchê Tchê , Luís Henrique , Lucas Fernandes , Jeffinho and Erison .
Botafogo made 2 changes: Luis Henrique for Vinicius Lopes (65′) and Erison for Matheus Nascimento (79′).
Top player: Lucas Fernandes
Probably the most impressive player in Botafogo was Lucas Fernandes.
His rating iswith 37 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 6 crosses.
Ceará: Formation and Lineups
Also Ceará adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Marcos Vinícius dos Santos Gonçalves played with: João Ricardo , Nino Paraíba , Messias , Luiz Otávio , Victor Luis , Richard Coelho , Guilherme Castilho , Lima , Vina , Jhon Vásquez and Stiven Mendoza .
Ceará made 5 changes: J. Vasquez for Cleber (46′), Cleber for Ze Roberto (50′), V. Lima for Erick (68′), Nino Paraiba for Michel Macedo (68′) and Guilherme Castilho for Fernando Sobral (75′).
Top player: Stiven Mendoza
The player who no doubt impressed Ceará the most was Stiven Mendoza.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 34 passes (70% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 14.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A